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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Looking for a fresh take on Oktoberfest beer? Breckenridge Brewery's fall seasonal combines the malty goodness of a German lager with the clean crispness of an American ale. Brewed with Munich malts and a delicate blend of Bavarian hops, our Autumn Ale is a full-bodied treat with a nutty-sweet middle, a warming alcohol level and notes of toasted grains. A pre-winter winner.

Beer Style: Old Ale
Flavor: Full body caramel malt flavor with medium hop character
Yeast: Top Fermenting Ale Yeast
Malts: Two Row Pale, Munich, Roasted Barley, Chocolate
Hops: Perle, Hallertau
Color: Deep Mahogany
Bitterness Units: 21
Availability: Sep-Oct



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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Pours a medium to dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is pretty muted, sweet malt being about all you get, with maybe a bit of mustiness as well. Flavor is similar but much stronger. Sweet, cereally, malt syrupy, and a bit yeasty/musty/basementy. Palate is very nice, leaning toward the thicker mouthfeel but without being overcarbonated or harsh at all.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
bottle. brown with small head. solid malt body with some sweetness and mild hops. kind of an odd take on an oktoberfest, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 11/11/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a small fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, pear, biscuit, toast, chocolate, light roast, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, pear, biscuit, toast, light chocolate, herbal, and toasted earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, plum, raisin, pear, biscuit, toast, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal carbonation and medium bodied; with a very slick, moderately creamy, and fairly bready mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a decent old ale. Good balance and robustness of malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and smooth to sip on for the abv. Could use more carbonation. Pleasantly enjoyable.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed September 23, 2012. The appearance has a dark brown colored body that leaves a one finger off-white/tan head that leaves within thirty seconds. No carbonation is seen rising. Minimal lacing is left. The smell typical nuttiness a normal ABA has with some nutmeg and caramel tones added. The taste has the same flavors of the smell, nothing special, nothing bad. On the palate, it sits about a light to medium, and slightly sharp on the tongue, sessionable. Overall, I’m actually not impressed with this beer, though I’m willing to try more by Breckenridge. I probably won’t seek this out again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1505) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Meh... just OK. Good malty beer with some hop balance, but it just did not grab me...

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrodooo5 (805) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours surprisingly dark w/ a small tan head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is faint & slightly malty. The taste is pretty much clean & uninteresting. Drinkable but boring!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Pours a nice maple color with less than a full finger of head. Aroma is of roasted malts, caramel, raisins, minimal hops, and a slight smell of alcohol. Taste is kinda bland, it's refreshing, but boring. Almost tastes like a watered down Octoberfest. Overall, I'm glad I tried it, but I won't buy this one again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
rbkdata (1) - Kingwood, USA - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
Not unpleasing. Doesn’t seem to have that Old Ale Strength. I would drink again. Non descript.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
Draft @ Breckenridge Brewery at the Ballpark, Denver, CO. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty weak spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Mild, malty, some caramel and toffee. Dark orange with a decent head and medium body.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimsal27 (164) - New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Pours brown out if bottle. Aroma was best part of this beer. Smells of yeast, bread and malt. Overall tast was weak with thin mouthfeel. Not great.


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